A lovely plant for the bog garden or moist border. Foamy clusters of small, sweetly fragrant, cream flowers. Filipendula ulmaria, commonly known as meadowsweet or mead wort and has been referred to as queen of the meadow, pride of the meadow, meadow-wort, meadow queen, lady of the meadow, dollof, meadsweet, and bridewort. The whole herb possesses a pleasant taste and flavour, the green parts having a similar aromatic character to the flowers, leading to the use of the plant as a strewing herb, strewn on floors to give the rooms a pleasant aroma, and its use to flavour wine, beer, and many vinegars.
The whole plant is a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach, and the fresh root is often used homeopathic preparations. Dried, the flowers are used in potpourri. This plant contains the chemicals used to make aspirin. A small section of root, when peeled and crushed smells like Germolene, and when chewed is a good natural remedy for relieving headaches.
Green Veined White shown in the gallery.
Sun either Partial or Full
Most Soils OK
A lovely plant for the bog garden or moist border. Enjoys a sunny position.
Bees, moths, dragonflies, hoverflies, ladybirds and many more!